Category Theory for the Sciences
by David I. Spivak
Publisher: The MIT Press 2014
Number of pages: 496
This book shows that category theory can be useful outside of mathematics as a rigorous, flexible, and coherent modeling language throughout the sciences. Written in an engaging and straightforward style, and assuming little background in mathematics, the book is rigorous but accessible to non-mathematicians.
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by Pierre Schapira - UPMC
These notes introduce the language of categories and present the basic notions of homological algebra, first from an elementary point of view, next with a more sophisticated approach, with the introduction of triangulated and derived categories.
by Mikael Vejdemo-Johansson - University of St. Andrews
An introduction to category theory that ties into Haskell and functional programming as a source of applications. Topics: definition of categories, special objects and morphisms, functors, natural transformation, (co-)limits and special cases, etc.
by Peter Freyd - Harper and Row
From the table of contents: Fundamentals (Contravariant functors and dual categories); Fundamentals of Abelian categories; Special functors and subcategories; Metatheorems; Functor categories; Injective envelopes; Embedding theorems.
by Peter Smith - Logic Matters
I hope that what is here may prove useful to others starting to get to grips with category theory. This text is intended to be relatively accessible; in particular, it presupposes rather less mathematical background than some texts on categories.